Activities

Connecting Harpenden
Connecting Harpenden

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The Harpenden Society exists for everyone who appreciates the richness of life in Harpenden and wants to ensure that the town remains a green and pleasant place in which to live, work or visit.

 

The Society was founded in 1930, is a registered Charity (278154), and currently has over 1,000 members, and a very active executive committee and a number of subcommittees or task groups to deal with particular activities or campaigns.

 

The Society has nine task groups, each led by a convener on the committee who is supported by a network of Society members with interest and expertise in the respective issues.

 

These are:

 

Community Safety: e.g. police matters, neighbourhood watch, fire service

 

Environmental Issues: e.g. aircraft noise, pollution issues, recycling, refuse collection, etc. 

 

Arts, Leisure & Entertainment

 

Sports

 

Transport: e.g. trains, buses, taxis, traffic control, parking

 

Health and Social Welfare: e.g. general practices, hospitals, public health matters, day and residential care, etc.

 

Education: e.g. schools, leisure and sports facilities, access to footpaths and countryside, civic halls, entertainment & arts

 

Built Environment: e.g. planning, housing, design and layout of buildings, street furniture, civic gardens, road maintenance, etc.

 

Economic Activity: e.g. shopping and commercial services, state of the High Street, companies located in Harpenden, business and work opportunities.

 

Working Group Team Leaders
Arts, Leisure & Entertainment Alan Jackson arts@harpendensociety.org
Community Safety Paul Gardiner publicorder@harpendensociety.org
Environmental Issues Vacancy environment@harpendensociety.org
Transport Karl Wingfield transport@harpendensociety.org
Health Ian Barrison health@harpendensociety.org
Education and Leisure Chris Armitage education@harpendensociety.org
Built Environment John Lowe planning@harpendensociety.org
Economic Activity Ron Taylor economics@harpendensociety.org
Sports Vacancy sports@harpendensociety.org